Fishermen love the sunshine, but it doesn’t love us. Not only does it bring the deadly threat of skin cancer, but a sunny day also means sweltering heat in the latitudes that billfish inhabit. Denali Performance Apparel recently developed the Aqua Gills shirt, featuring advanced air-flow technology combined with UPF 50-plus protection to keep you cool and safe in the sun.
Aqua Gills shirts come with a unique, built-in ventilation system to enhance cooling. The shirts also utilize the same proprietary lightweight microfiber technology used in Denali’s popular Teaser shirt. The WiKZ evaporative cooling system adds a permanent moisture-wicking capacity to the shirt that won’t wash out during laundering. ProtectUV is a Denali development that provides protection against 98 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays, and is rated by independent laboratory testing as UPF 50-plus. Aqua Gills are made with Zyptron yarn for easy washing, and will release fish blood, guts and other stains that come with time on the water. To see Aqua Gills in action, visit www.denaliperformance.com.